Coronavirus Disease Programme

Coronavirus Disease Programme

An online course with the Physioplus Team

10 hours

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In January 2020 a new coronavirus was identified from a cluster of cases in the city of Wuhan, China. By mid March this virus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the WHO having infected over 150,000 individuals and caused over 5000 fatalities in 123 countries around the world.

All healthcare workers including physiotherapists / physical therapists have a vital role to play in the global efforts to manage the impact of this disease. This series of courses pulls together information relevant to all rehabilitation professionals to assist them to develop an understanding of the virus and the related disease, and to explore their role in working to treat related patients and also to contain and mitigate the disease.


To provide a practicing physiotherapist/physical therapist with the knowledge, practices and skills to allow them to play a proactive role in global and local efforts to reduce the impact of this pandemic.


This programme is made up of four courses covering the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Coronavirus Disease (COVID19)
  2. Infection Prevention and Control
  3. Role of Physiotherapy in COVID-19
  4. Respiratory Management of People with COVID-19

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

This course can be accessed with a FREE trial account